Yesterday I got a love letter from someone
who took major umbrage about me saying that
eating meat is good for you.
Because I think this, I’m basically, in his
world view, out to destroy the planet – as
if that can be done. The dinosaurs couldn’t
even accomplish that feat and they were a
lot bigger than human beings.
The man stated in his letter, “Some of the
best long distance athletes in history have
been vegetarians. So have many of the
smartest people in history.”
There’s more – which I’ll save for a future
email. For now, let me say that I have
nothing against vegetarians. I was one
myself from 1987 thru 1994. Then I saw
the lights … on the grill. And I’ve never
So “some” great long distance runners
have been vegetarians. So what?
Most great long distance runners were not.
Tis like saying Bill Walton and Robert Parrish
were vegetarians who played in the NBA.
Well, yes they did – but what about the rest
of the NBA? Neither of these great players
was as good as Michael Jordan.
Many of the world’s greatest thinkers were
Again, SO WHAT?
The grand majority of great thinkers were NOT. Additionally,
we always have Adolph Hitler, to remind us that eating tofu
and broccoli does not a peaceful man maketh. Remember that.
There are peaceful, good natured vegetarians. Same
goes for meat eaters – like the late great Buckminster
Fuller. And there are violent ones on both sides of
the pasture as well.
But the real killers of the human spirit and flesh are
not meats. The killers are technological foods; foods
that were manufactured; foods that have to be cooked
to be edible. Packaged foods, laced with sugars, partially
hydrogenated oils, and so on – they are the killers.
Meat – believe it or don’t – can be eaten raw without
getting sick. I don’t do so myself, but know a number
of people who do – and there are books written on this
Man, when subjected to a diet of meat, fruits and veggies –
minus the starches, the tofu and a plethora of other unhealthy
techno foods – is stronger, physically and mentally. His mind is
sharper. His reflexes faster. And his primal instinct for survival
The key is knowing what meats to eat – and when. The key is
knowing what NOT to eat. And so on.
Get angry with me all you want. But listen, I’m NOT out to change
anyone’s mind. If you’re a vegetarian, I love ya all the same. I could
sit at a table and watch you eat your salad and never have a
negative word to say to you. On the contrary, how many vegetarians
can watch me wolf down a hunk of buffalo without getting enraged?
Most can. Then there are those who, as my friend says, “Get violent.”
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